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Surf Sailer

Surfboard - Sailboat - Motorboat - Paddleboard

A combination surfboard and Sail boat you can build

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order nowSurf Sailer was originally designed as a life-saving device for lifeguards along the beaches of Israel. Later, modified to accept a sail and an electric outboard motor, it was manufactured and sold in the U.S. as an all-purpose recreational boat. Today, the only way you can get this unique and versatile craft is to build it yourself with this re-publication of the original plans developed for Popular Mechanics magazine.
             Surf Sailer's hull is built around a keel-board, which runs the full length of the craft to establish its shape and provide a stable foundation for the rest of the hull. The hull is skinned with plywood, then covered with fiberglass to seal it from water. Finished weight is about 75 pounds. For an ultra-light version, you can substitute solid urethane foam for the plywood substructure. Plans come complete with instructions and dimensions for the sail.
             Surf Sailer was featured in Popular Mechanics magazine. Click on the images in the left margin to view large images.


12 feet
4 feet
75 lbs
Fiberglass over plywood

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Robert Q. Riley Enterprises, LLC.
P.O. Box 14465
Phoenix, AZ 85063
Phone:  480-685-3225


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